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“Hated it- Beware it's a dump” 1 of 5 stars
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901 Merchant, Emporia, KS 66801   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Emporia B&B and Inns
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“Hated it- Beware it's a dump”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2003

Hello,Don't get stuck like I did! The pictures on the internet paint a different picture of the place. The owners tell you of a beautiful plush bedroom darned with feather bedding private whirl pool bath, etc. First of all it's location is not desireable and secondly it reminded me of grandmas house. The room was so small that the bed had to be turned cockeyed just so we could walk around the side of it. Wallpaper was peeling in the bathroom. For $129.00 a night I wanted some luxury. We left five minutes after we came to the place, called the management and told them we couldn't stay there- low and behold they still charged my credit card $149.00 for 5 minutes worth of walk through. They are theifs. Buyer Beware! Sheila Switzer

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Scarlett L, Owner at The White Rose Inn, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
This review occurred well before my husband and I owned the White Rose Inn but I wanted to address it since some of what is reviewed does still apply to us.

I do believe our location is desirable for many. We are currently the only lodging downtown. We are blocks from ESU and just around the corner from the Granada Theater. We are close to many great local shops and restaurants.

We are somewhat reminiscent of a "grandma house" as are most bed and breakfasts. We have many antiques and try to make our spaces comfortable and homey. It is an old home and has a lot of character. That said we are a younger couple and are in the process of giving the place some updates and putting some of our personality into the Inn.

I cannot be sure but it sounds like the reviewer was in our Paris suite. We are upfront that this is our smallest suite. We have other more spacious suites. The Paris happens to be my favorite, it has a gorgeous curved glass window, cute kitchenette, and cozy reading chair. It's personal preference and if you like more room to spread out one of our other suites may be better suited for you.

We also have different prices and policies from the previous owners. Our one bedroom suites are $79-$99 night. If this scenario were to occur where someone showed up, was not happy and left they would be charged a $25 cancellation fee. Many hotels and B&B's will charge full price for a cancellation but we feel this small fee is more reasonable for us.

I don't believe we are a "dump" but the Inn wasn't what this guest was expecting. For our future guests we will try our best to meet your expectations within our limitations.
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Additional Information about The White Rose Inn

Address: 901 Merchant, Emporia, KS 66801
Location: United States > Kansas > Emporia
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Emporia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The White Rose Inn is located in historic downtown Emporia. Each suite offers a kitchenette, private baths and private entryways. This Victorian home, built in 1902, offers three single bedroom suites and a deluxe, two bedroom suite that includes a beautiful dining room and living room.Located just a block from the restored Granada Theater and the new Emporia Arts Council building and a short walk to a variety of local restaurants, stores and shops. Our guests at The White Rose Inn have a variety of options just outside their doors. ... more   less 

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